Numeralshots Prologue: The Future Upon Us


Chapter 1: Breakthrough Victory


Me: WOW, I AM TERRIBLE AT KEEPING A GOOD SCHEDULE.

Mia: For cripes sake, it's been nearly a YEAR since you did anything useful.

Me: I made-

Mia: For your main series. Tell me, when in the hell are you going to finish that fic you made in July?

Me: Well I-

Mia: Disclaimers here, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL is a property of Konami and is created by Kazuki Takashi.


"Welcome back ladies and gents, the final duel is still underway! It's still anyone's game in this heated battle! Yuma Tsukumo and current reigning champion of this circuit, Igor Seiz!"

There was a 35 year old Yuma, still having the same grin from twenty years past, staring down another man, slightly older than him, who was a specialist, according to the rumors, in Level 6 and Rank 6 Monsters. He had dirty brunette hair, along with blonde roots combined with his pasty skin and his contrasting red suit. On Yuma's field was one monster in defense mode and one facedown. Igor's field had the exact same thing, except his monster was in attack position.


Turn 6, Igor:


Yuma: 2700

Igor: 2400


Gogogo Golem, Effect, Level 4, Rock, EARTH:

ATK: 1800
DEF: 1500
Once per turn, this Defense Position card cannot be destroyed by battle.


Divine Knight Ishzark, Effect, Level 6, Warrior, LIGHT:

ATK: 2300
DEF: 1800
After damage calculation, when this card destroys a monster by battle: Banish that monster.


"It's Igor's Turn! His Draw Phase begins!"

He nodded, taking a card from his deck, satisfied with the result.

"I'm going to end this soon. First off, I activate Monster Reincarnation! This allows me to discard one card from my hand, where I can return one monster from my graveyard to my hand!"

As he sent a card from his hand to the graveyard, a dark brooding beast with brown wings then rose up behind Gogogo Golem, grabbing him from under his arms, restricting his movement.

"Hey, what gives?!"

"Since I sent my Archfiend of Gilfer to my graveyard, it can equip itself to one monster, where it loses 500 Attack Points!"


Gogogo Golem:

ATK: 1800 - 500 = 1300


"Now, since Monster Reincarnation brought this card back in my hand, I can use Ancient Rules to Special Summon Beast of Talwar without restrictions!"

A dark foreboding light came from the spell card, revealing the greenish fiend, equipped with twin swords.


Beast of Talwar, Level 6, Fiend, DARK:

ATK: 2400
DEF: 2150


"Next, Stop Defense, which eliminates your Golem's destruction while leaving it entirely vulnerable!"

The archfiend then fully hoisted the Golem upwards, putting it in attack position.

"Time to battle! Divine Knight attacks first to destroy your Golem!"

The silver knight then leaped upwards, creating a clean slice through Gogogo Golem when he came back down, but instead of exploding, a dimensional opening appeared above it.

"Then, whenever Ishzark destroys a monster in battle, it banishes it instead of destroying it!"

The remaining parts of Gogogo Golem then rose, only becoming nothing more than traces being swallowed up by the portal.

"Ouch! That move practically took out one of Yuma's signature combos, and his life points!"


Yuma: 2700 - 1000 = 1700


The green fiend's swords then sharpened, where a bright gleam could be seen in the stadium's light.

"This battle...is OVER! Beast of Talwar, direct attack!"

As the fiend ran near Yuma's area, he quickly took a card out of his graveyard.

"Rainbow Kuriboh's effect activates from my graveyard!"

A small rainbow colored fin, connected to a small black organism popped out of the air, blocking the attack from the beast.

"If I was almost hit with a direct attack, I can Special Summon it in defense position, securing my life points!"

The sword then pushed through the Kuriboh's tiny little hand fins, with it landing on its back as it was banished.

"Impressive, but not enough to secure your victory. I Overlay Level 6s Beast of Talwar and Divine Knight Ishzark!"

A bright light red portal opened up in front of him, his two purple and yellow lights being swallowed up, before exploding in another flash.

"Xyz Summon, Sword Breaker!"

His new monster was wearing white armor, with billions upon billions of weapons and swords at his disposal. Two Orange Overlay Units circled the behemoth.


Sword Breaker, Xyz, Effect, Rank 6, Warrior, EARTH:

ATK: 2700
DEF: 1000

2 Level 6 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to declare 1 Monster Type; this card gains the following effect. At the start of the Damage Step, if this card battles a monster of a Type that has been declared: Destroy that monster.


"To end my turn, I shall use Sword Breaker's effect. I detach one Overlay Unit from him, and I declare one type of monster that he can destroy immediately during battle, and I choose Warrior!"

As the Overlay Unit was absorbed into his mace, the turn count then shifted to Yuma's.


Hand: 1


Turn 7, Yuma:


"Alright! It's my turn, draw!"

As his card left his deck, his grin got even wider when he saw it.

"Yes! First, I activate my Trap, Xyz Reborn! This allows me revive one Xyz Monster from my graveyard, and attach this card to it as an Overlay Unit! Rise once more, Heroic Champion - Excalibur!"

The auburn armor then rose from the portal, his sword in his left hand, stabbing the ground, one yellow overlay unit circling it.


Heroic Champion - Excalibur, Xyz, Effect, Rank 4, Warrior, LIGHT:

ATK: 2000
DEF: 2000

2 Level 4 Warrior-Type monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 2 Xyz Materials from this card; this card's ATK becomes double its original ATK until your opponent's next End Phase.


"Now, I summon Goblindbergh from my hand, and whenever I normal summon it, I can Special Summon one Level 4 monster from my hand, like Gagaga Magician!"

As a cackle could be heard from the sky, a box then descended onto the ground, a grunt coming from the inside when it opened up, revealing his signature spellcaster monster.

"Level 4 Goblindbergh, Level 4 Gagaga Magician, OVERLAY!"

A red portal then opened up in front of him, an orange and a purple stream entering it, exploding with a large bright flash.

"Let's go! I Xyz Summon Maestroke, The Symphony Djinn!"


Maestroke the Symphony Djinn, Xyz, Effect, Rank 4, Fiend, DARK:

ATK: 1800
DEF: 2300

2 Level 4 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up Attack Position monster your opponent controls; change it to face-down Defense Position. If a "Djinn" Xyz Monster you control would be destroyed, you can detach 1 Xyz Material from that monster instead.


Igor just nodded, having a mental image of the predicted situation, smirking at his set card.

'I see what he's doing. He's going to use Maestroke to flip my monster down, and negate its effect to destroy monsters in an instant, and leaving him in defense mode, where he only has 1000 DEF. That's not going to give him the victory though...'

"I'm not done yet! I Overlay my two Xyz Monsters!"

"Wait, WHAT?!"

The two monsters then turned into two different streams of light, Maestroke becoming purple, and Excalibur becoming yellow. Then, a large galaxy portal opened up behind Yuma, where they then flew into it, earning large cheers from the crowd.

"Unbelievable! Can you hear the crowd? Yuma is Overlaying two Xyz Monsters, a first time thing inside this circuit! At the very least, here of all places!"

The beating of large wings could be heard from the portal, where it showed a galaxy like area.

"Xyz Summon! Appear now, Future Numbers 0!"

From it, emerged a gold aura, covering a red armor as it flew onto the field.

"Pegasus, be unleashed here and now, and run free as the wind into the future! Creating Heaven and Earth, this is my Future! Kattobingu daze ore! King of Future - Hope!"

Opening its arms, it dispelled the aura, showing its splendor, giving a large battle cry.


Number F0: Future Hope, Xyz, Effect, Rank 0, Warrior, LIGHT:

ATK: 0
DEF: 0

2 Xyz Monsters

Cannot be destroyed by battle, also you take no battle damage from attacks involving this card. If this card battled an opponent's monster, at the end of the Damage Step: Take control of that monster until the end of the Battle Phase. During either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then activate 1 of these effects:

This card cannot be destroyed by battle or by card effects.

You take no effect damage.


"It has no ATK or DEF…this must mean it can do something more!"

"You're right! I activate the effect of Future Hope! By detaching one Overlay Unit from him, he cannot be destroyed in battle, or by card effects, making Sword Breaker's ability null and void!"

One of his yellow Overlay Units then was absorbed into the circular region on his chest, the same golden aura from before washing over his entire being.

"Future Hope, attack Sword Breaker!"

"Ngh, Sword Breaker will counterattack, and cause you to lose this duel!"

Future Hope's wings then opened up, where he then dive bombed at the warrior on the other side, both their swords clashing, creating a large amount of sparks.

"Future Hope's other effect activates! I take no battle damage when it attacks! And then, whenever I battle one of your monsters, I can take control of it until the end of the Battle Phase!"

"Impossible!"

The two then separated, Future Hope back in the sky, with his wings glowing.

"Future Hope Slash!"

The wings started shining, pelting Sword Breaker with feathers, causing it to disappear from Igor's field, before re-materializing in front of Yuma. Igor just stuttered a bit, before pressing a button on his disc.

"I'm not finished just yet! I activate the Trap Card, Sixpathy! This card can only be activated if I control no monsters on my side of the field! By discarding one Level 6 Monster from my hand, I can choose one monster on your side of the field, and gain life points equal to its ATK! I choose Sword Breaker!"

He revealed his discarded card to be Kaiser Glider, where its body disintegrated, causing a shower of light to wash over Igor.


Igor: 2400 + 2700 = 5100


"Well, I'm not exactly done with my turn either. I activate a Quick-Play Spell from my hand! Reverse Grip Switch! By paying 1000 of my life points, this card allows me to activate one Equip Spell card during my Battle Phase, and I know just the one!"

His card then glowed for a brief moment, his eyes closed for a brief moment.

"Kotori, kids...this one is for you! I activate my wife's card, Happy Marriage!"

"Oh you cannot be serious."

"I can only activate this card if I control one of your monsters, and since I do, the equipped monster gains ATK equal to the monster's ATK that I control!"

As a pink energy surrounded Future Hope, the two monsters gave each other a very manly brofist that practically shook the arena.


Number F0: Future Hope:

ATK: 0 + 2700 = 2700


"I'm going to bring it! And since the equipped monster I control had already attacked this turn, Reverse Grip Switch allows it to attack again! Go, Future Hope and Sword Breaker!"

The two monsters then charged directly at Igor, an expression of terror written on his face.

"GIGA...HOPE...BREEEEEEAKAAAAHHHHH!"

Future Hope then spun like a drill, his two swords piercing through Igor, while Sword Breaker's large mace followed up by smacking him across the field, causing him to fly, landing on his backside.


Igor: 5100 - 2700 = 2400 - 2700 = 0 LOSE


Yuma: 700 WIN


"It's over folks! Let us all give a large hand to the new champion of this year's Ultra Violet Duel Circuit, Yuma Tsukumo!"

The crowds then cheered even louder than before, the AR disappearing around them. Yuma just fist pumped to himself, before jumping into the air, yelling his signature catchphrase.

"Kattobingu, daze, ORE!"


Later that night...

As Yuma drove up to his house, he saw the light still on. It took him an almost two hour drive home, but he still managed to somehow make it back in time. After all, the tournament was just the next city over not too far from Heartland. It still felt strange to him, seeing the present he had now. Deciding it was just another one of his usual late night musings, he decided to enter the home that he and his beautiful wife lived in.

"You won dad!"

The sound of footsteps could be heard as he took off his shoes, where he saw a girl run down the stairs and get him in a hug.

"Ahahaha, yes, it is good to see you as well."

The girl then released her grip on him, giving him a large smile. She had a hairstyle that was identical to Yuma's, being black with six prominent spikes, the two by the forehead being a different color (this color spreading into the black), but her spikes were more curved and natural, and the forehead spikes green. There was a longer section of hair in the back of her head, coming down to her mid-back. Her facial features were also near-identical to his, her eyes being gold.

"But Yuko, it is late. Shouldn't you be going to bed now?"

The girl then scrunched her face, giving a small pout to her father.

"And what? Can't say congratulations to my daddy?"

"Yuko, sometimes your father says very smart things sometimes."

They then looked behind them, seeing a woman with long green hair and hazel colored eyes, wearing a sort of blouse, showing the curves that she had gained over the years, but still with a sense of modesty and wisdom, standing within the doorway of the hall. She then warmly smiled, planting a small kiss on her husband's face.

"And that is honestly saying quite a bit."

Yuko snickered under her breath, where Yuma's hand then landed on top of her head.

"The birthday girl doesn't want to ruin her beauty sleep now, right? Go to bed, and we'll discuss that tomorrow." Yuma said, putting quite a large emphasis on the "that". The younger girl then nodded, running upstairs. The two adults were then left alone, the man smirking at his wife with a sheepish grin.

"Well, it's no different than how you conduct your business."

The two then laughed, agreeing to a certain extent. They then decided to head upstairs as well, the night starting to overtake things. As soon as they entered their room, and both kids were asleep, a soft tune could be heard from the room, along with the giggling of two adults.


Fanmade/Anime Cards:


Number F0: Future Hope, Xyz, Effect, Rank 0, Warrior, LIGHT:

ATK: 0
DEF: 0

2 Xyz Monsters

Cannot be destroyed by battle, also you take no battle damage from attacks involving this card. If this card battled an opponent's monster, at the end of the Damage Step: Take control of that monster until the end of the Battle Phase. During either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then activate 1 of these effects:

● This card cannot be destroyed by battle or by card effects.

● You take no effect damage.

Sixpathy, Normal Trap:

You can only activate this card if you have no monsters on the field. You can discard one Level 6 Monster Card from your hand. Select one monster on your opponent's side of the field. Gain life points equal to the selected monster's ATK.

Reverse Grip Switch, Quick-Play Spell:

You can only activate this card during your battle phase. Pay 1000 Life Points. You can activate an Equip Spell Card from your hand, and if the equipped monster had already battled during this turn, it can attack again. You can only activate one "Reverse Grip Switch" per turn.

Happy Marriage, Equip Spell:

This card can only be activated while a face-up monster that is owned by your opponent is on your side of the field. Increase the ATK of the equipped monster by the ATK of that monster. If the equipped monster is a monster that your opponent originally controlled, increase the ATK of the equipped monster by half of the original ATK of that monster.


Me: Well, I was originally going to make this prologue a one shot, but then I decided to screw it and give you guys this chapter. Trust me, there will be more activity on this page, very soon.

Yuko: So...the next chapter is my birthday?

Me: Yes. Anyways, leave a review if you liked it, and be sure to follow me, or this fic if you expect to see more. Until then!